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13th Sep 2016

Everton Football Club epitomise pure class with unbelievable gesture to young Sunderland fan

£700,000 is the amount needed to fund Bradley Lowery's specialist cancer treatment

Conan Doherty

Bill Kenwright, take a bow.

It was a good day for Bradley Lowery on Monday.

The five-year-old is battling with cancer but, for 90 minutes at least, he could just be a football fan. The young Sunderland supporter was mascot for his side during the defeat to Everton at the Stadium of Light, and after leading the team out with fan favourite Jermain Defoe he got to meet some heroes of the sporting world.

Sunderland v Everton - Premier League

And this is just beautiful.

Sunderland v Everton - Premier League

But, whilst Ronald Koeman’s steamrolling Toffees might’ve made it a tough day for Mackem supporters in footballing terms with an eventually comfortable 3-0 dismantling of David Moyes’ side, Everton never lost their class.

After the game, the club pledged an astounding £200,000 to Bradley Lowery’s fight against cancer. The youngster is aiming to raise 700k for treatment in the USA and, thanks to Everton and everyone else who has pledged their support, this was the state of the fundraising early on Tuesday morning.


It was an incredible gesture from the club who, along with their financial backing, have offered love and support to Bradley in his fight.

It was the most important result of the night.

Fair play. You can donate to Bradley’s fight here.